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Easy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy, cheesy, yummy!

I confess! Anything with cream cheese in it, I’m bound to love it. Years ago when I wanted to make Alfredo homemade I took to my cookbooks and the Internet.  Almost all the recipes I came across called for heavy cream.  I didn’t have heavy cream on hand and the craving for Alfredo was right then.  I kept looking and found that some people used cream cheese.  BINGO! I always used to have cream cheese on hand.

After consulting at least a couple dozen (not kidding) recipes for Alfredo calling for either heavy cream or cream cheese, I got to work in the kitchen.  Over the years I have tweaked my original recipe, but for the most part, this is how it was when I first made it. 

The amount of milk I use varies depending on how I want to use the sauce.  If you like a thinner sauce, slowly add more milk, about an ⅛ of a cup at a time until you get to the desired thick/thinness.  Or you may decrease back to 1 cup if you want it really thick for dipping chunks of bread or veggies into it as an appetizer.  It’s your call!

2 (8oz.) cream cheese; room temperature

¾ cup butter or margarine; room temperature

1½ cups milk

½ cup fresh (or not) grated Parmesan cheese

2 cloves grated garlic or minced finely

⅛ tsp. salt +/-

⅛ tsp. ground black pepper +/-

Melt cream cheese and butter in a pan over a medium-low heat.  Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Add Parmesan cheese, again until smooth. Add garlic, salt, and pepper.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.  Serve as desired, as a dipping sauce, over noodles, however you desire. 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle Ferguson
    February 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Alfredo for gluten free folks. You have no idea how happy I am.

  • Reply
    Lori
    July 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Another great recipe!! I also especially love how you take your pics really close up so that you can c the consistency and colour and all that good stuff! It looks like you and I have a lot of common tastes, so I will definitely be checking out each and every one of your recipes!!! Cheers, Lori 😉

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Lori, I hope you love this sauce. It is my favorite indulgence. Between the butter, the cream cheese, and the parmesan cheese, well there is nothing in here not to love. I just have to eat it in moderation. Enjoy.

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